Meghalaya Tourism on Tuesday issued a clarification regarding registration process for tourists and visitors coming to the State.

Notably last week Meghalaya Cabinet passed an ordinance making it mandatory for all outsiders to register with the government before entering the State.

On Tuesday evening the Meghalaya tourism director CVD Diengdoh issued a statement stating that the ‘registration process has not begun’.

The statement further said the State ‘welcomes all domestic and international travellers’.

On Friday, the Meghalaya cabinet has agreed on the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Amendment Ordinance 2019 that requires registration of all non-residents, including visitors.

This has led to major concern among tourists planning to visit the State.

The statement admitted that the tourism department received many queries and concerns regarding the registration and hence the clarification was issued clear doubts and ensure travel plans are not disturbed.

“The modalities of the implementation of the ordinance have not been finalized. The registration process would be designed keeping in mind the convenience of tourists,” the statement read.

It also stated that registration will be a simple process with online and offline options and will be similar to registration when checking into a hotel.

“There will be no need to stand or wait in queues when you enter the State. Make your plans and watch our official channels for further updates,” the statement further read.

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